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Backup Hardware

When it comes to the crucial job of backing up your company data, a variety of removable media for offsite storage solutions are being used.

"If you are not taking backups offsite
to a different physical location then
against very common causes of
business data loss including
theft, fire, innocent mishap,
hardware failure, software bugs,
and the age old... malicious intent."

For smaller data backups, recordable CDs/DVDs may be adequate although this is generally too expensive and time consuming when compared to modern inexpensive, external hard drives. These hard drives can be attached in a variety of ways including USB 2.0, eSATA , and less commonly Firewire. These external drives come in two sizes which reflect the type of hard drive it has inside, either a 2.5" laptop size, or a 3.5" desktop size. The majority of the devices sold to consumers and at your chain tech stores use the USB 2.0 interface. Higher end models are starting to include the much faster, and desirable eSATA type connection.

CRU DataPort
Removable Hard Drive Enclosures

CRU DataPort logoClick to visit siteFounded in 1986, CRU-DataPort is a pioneer in data security and data mobility devices. The company's flagship DataPort®, along with Data Express® and RhinoJR® (formerly StorCase), and WiebeTechTM product brands of removable and external hard drive enclosures are the de facto standard for physical data security and safe data transporting in government, education and business markets. CRU-DataPort products are widely used in media rich data environments including audio/video production, digital cinema, video security capture, and disk-2-disk backup and archiving applications. Backed by the industry's leading warranties and connector ratings, CRU-DataPort products are available through major distributors, PC manufacturers, specialty system builders and resellers throughout the world.

Quality Engineering, With the Features That Count

  • USB 2.0 and eSATA Host Interfaces
  • Rugged Metal Design
  • High Durability Connectors Rated For Over 30,000 Insertions
  • Temperature Controlled Cooling System
  • Ultra-Quiet MagLev Cooling Fan and Audible Fan Failure Alarm
  • Compatible With Any Capacity 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
  • Available In Standard and Hardware-Encrypted Versions

Hardware-Based AES Encryption Option Available

  • Uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256)
  • AES is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Approved
  • Encrypts Entire HDD - Including Boot Sector, OS, Virtual Memory, and Swap Files
  • High-Speed Hardware Processor Encrypts/Decrypts at Full Disk Speed
  • Encryption Engine Performs Self-Test Checks
  • LED's Indicate Encryption Error Checking, Power Status, and Drive Activity
  • Manage Your Own Hardware Key Programming
  • Further Reading...

CRU-DataPort: Removable Encrypted Disk Hardware

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